The '''State Library of Massachusetts''' in Boston
was established in 1826 and "supports the research and information needs of government, libraries, and people through ... services and access to a comprehensive repository of state documents and other historical items."
[MA State Library. [http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/lib/mission-statement.html Mission Statement]. Retrieved 2016-12-05.]
It "opened in 1826 and has been in its present location in the Massachusetts State House|State House
since the 1890s."
[[https://www.flickr.com/photos/mastatelibrary/sets/72157623665568663/ State Library of Massachusetts Through the Years]. Retrieved 2016-12-05.]
The State Library falls under the administration of the Governor of Massachusetts|governor
[MA General Laws. [http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/6/gl-6-toc.htm Part I, Title II, Ch.6].Retrieved 2016-12-05.]